Botox is the #1 most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States of America, and it works by temporarily paralyzing the small facial movements that cause fine lines and wrinkles to develop over time. When injected correctly and administered in small doses, Botox can give you a more relaxed and youthful appearance. From The Inside Out: How Vitamins & Minerals Can Enhance Your Health And Wellness The human body has a few essential needs that are paramount to survival. First and foremost, as you can probably guess, is water. Not only does water quench our thirst, but it also helps to regulate body temperature, lubricate joints, moisturize skin, and carry oxygen to cells. Without water, we’d only live about three days. After water, the most important need is food, which provides essential nutrients to the body. According to the Center for Family Medicine, “these nutrients are in turn used for energy, cell growth, and repair,” and they also enhance the immune system’s function. Obviously, nutrients are an important building block of health and wellness. According to Medical News Today, the six essential nutrients are vitamins, minerals, protein, fats, water, and carbohydrates. Vitamins and minerals fall into a specific category called “micronutrients,” which essentially means the body only needs them in small doses, unlike protein fats, water, and carbohydrates. And although the body doesn’t need a large quantity of micronutrients to function optimally, an imbalance or slight deficiency of vitamins and minerals can still cause serious and long-term health complications. What Are Vitamins? By definition, “a vitamin is an organic molecule that is an essential micronutrient which an organism needs in small quantities for the proper functioning of its metabolism.” Vitamins cannot be produced or synthesized organically by the body’s own organs, so they must be obtained through a well-balanced diet. There are 13 essential vitamins that the body needs, and they each have their own function. Collectively, all 13 vitamins offer a range of health benefits, including: Boost the immune system’s function Prevent or delay the onset of disease Strengthen teeth, bones, and joints Maintain healthy skin and hair Convert food into metabolic energy Enhance brain and nervous system health Regulate mineral absorption As previously stated, the body cannot produce its own supply of vitamins, so they must be obtained through food. Typically, a rich and diverse diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, dairy products, lean meats and fish, and healthy fats can provide all the essential vitamins your body needs to stay healthy, well, and illness-free. Here’s a list of all the vitamins you need on a daily basis: Vitamin A Vitamin D Vitamin E Vitamin K Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine) Vitamin B-12 (Cyanocobalamin) Vitamin B-6 Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid) Vitamin B-3 (Niacin) Vitamin B-9 (Folate, Folic Acid) Vitamin B-7 (Biotin) Vitamin C Although a diet rich in fruits and veggies, lean protein, whole grains, and healthy fats is the best way to get your vitamins and minerals, high-quality supplements can help fill in gaps What Are Minerals? Like vitamins, minerals are an essential micronutrient, and there are two groups of minerals: major and trace minerals. According to MedlinePlus, “minerals are those elements on the earth and in foods that our bodies need to develop and function normally.” There are 16 types of minerals that the body needs, all of which can be obtained through foods such as red meat, seafood, nuts and seeds, dark leafy greens, fruits, egg yoks, whole grains, beans and legumes, table salt, and even chocolate! Collectively, minerals perform a number of functions: Balance the body’s water levels Improve skin, hair, and nail health Strengthen teeth, bones, and joints Promote appropriate blood clotting Carry oxygen to body cells Support the immune system’s function Regulate blood pressure levels Aid in the absorption of vitamins According to Harvard Health, it’s important to note that “having too much of one major mineral can result in a deficiency of another,” and the difference between “just enough” and “too much” can be tiny. Although it’s unlikely that you’ll overdose on any one mineral through food alone, too many supplements or the wrong kind of supplements can disrupt the body’s mineral balance over time. Here’s a list of all 16 minerals your body needs: Magnesium Calcium Phosphorus Sulfur Sodium Potassium Chloride Iron Selenium Zinc Manganese Chromium Copper Iodine Fluoride Molybdenum What Are Vitamin And Mineral Supplements? We’ve already established that vitamins and minerals are two of the six essential nutrients that the human body needs. Additionally, we know that “food first” is the doctor-preferred way to obtain your vitamins and minerals. That said, it can be difficult to have a perfect day, every day. Sure – we’d all love to wake up early, scramble eggs in extra virgin olive oil and eat them with a side of whole-grain toast. For lunch we’d love to munch on a big kale salad with tomato, avocado, walnuts, chicken breast, and balsamic vinegar. And then for dinner we’d love to roast a salmon fillet, boil brown rice, and steam broccoli. Unfortunately, life isn’t perfect, and sometimes the best we can do is scarf down an Egg McMuffin on our commute to work. For those less-than-perfect days, a high-quality vitamin and mineral supplement can help fill in your diet’s nutritional gaps, and ensure you’re getting all the goods your body needs to perform at its very best. And if you’re a person who eliminates certain food groups from your diet, like meat, dairy, or fish, you should definitely consider some type of vitamin and mineral supplement. Even if you do typically eat a healthy, balanced diet, sometimes underlying issues like celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, lactose intolerance, and a history of radiation therapy can all affect how your body absorbs nutrients, leading to an imbalance or deficiency. In those situations, a high-quality vitamin and mineral supplement can be especially helpful. Why Do High-Quality Supplements Matter? According to Cancer.org, “because supplements aren’t considered drugs, they aren’t put through the same strict safety and effectiveness requirements that drugs are. So all the drugs you can buy, even without a prescription, must be proven safe and effective – but dietary supplements do not.” That said, if you simply rely on your local pharmacy’s generic multivitamin to cover your needs, you might not actually be getting an appropriate dosage of supplemental nutrients. Instead of doing your own research and hoping for the best outcome, it can be reassuring to purchase vitamin and mineral supplements directly from a doctor’s office. That way, you know they have been rigorously evaluated and are backed by the industry’s most trusted professionals. Why Buy Vitamin And Mineral Supplements At Jiva Med Spa? At Jiva Med Spa, we know that health, wellness, and beauty begin within. That’s why we carry a full line of XYMOGEN vitamin and mineral supplements for purchase. XYMOGEN is a family-owned health sciences company that provides high-quality dietary supplements to licensed healthcare practitioners, and the brand is passionate about helping individuals achieve their best possible health. XYMOGEN’s proprietary supplement formulas can support a wide variety of needs, including antioxidant activity, blood sugar support, cell-life regulation, detoxification, female health, gastrointestinal support, immune system support, male health, relaxation and sleep, neurological and cognitive support, and even sports nutrition. Not only do we carry XYMOGEN supplements at Jiva Med Spa, but we can also customize the formulas and dosages to meet each client’s unique needs. Below are five of the most popular supplements we carry, and brief description of each product’s purpose: 1) B Activ B vitamins help your body transform food into energy, and they also help with the production of red blood cells. B Activ capsules from XYMOGEN contain the entire spectrum of B vitamins to support adrenal, neurological, and stress-related functions, in addition to carbohydrate metabolism, cardiovascular health, and mental function and mood. During stressful times – like, in the middle of a pandemic, for instance – anxiety can be high. By supplementing your body with B vitamins, you can enhance your physical and mental wellness. 2) ImmunotiX 500 With cold and flu season around the corner, a healthy immune system is vital. When taken orally, the Immunotix 500 vegetarian capsules prime and mobilize the cells that support the body’s first-line immune response. They also support cell-life regulation, antioxidant activity, and hematopoiesis following radiation and other bone marrow insults. ImmunotiX 500 delivers 500 mg of Wellmune®whole glucan particle per capsule, which is a natural and unique complex carbohydrate purified from Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker’s yeast). 3) Probiotics For many people, good health begins in the gut. According to Healthline, “a healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system, heart health, brain health, improved mood, healthy sleep, and effective digestion, and it may help prevent some cancers and autoimmune diseases.” That’s why Jiva Med Spa carries the full line of XYMOGEN probiotics that support nutrient absorption to prevent undesirable organisms from over-colonizing the intestines. When taken daily, a probiotic can also support bowel regularity and lactose digestion. 4) OmegaPure If you’ve ever been in a health food store, you’ve probably seen dozens of “fish oil” supplements on the shelves. Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can support heart health, treat mental disorders, aid weight loss, enhance eye health, reduce inflammation, improve the appearance of skin and hair, and boost bone health. Specifically, XYMOGEN’s OmegaPure supplements are International Fish Oil Standards (IFOS) five-star certified, which assures the highest level of purity, stability, and potency in fish oils. 5) ActivEssentials If you’re looking for a good multivitamin/multimineral simply to cover all your bases, look no further than XYMOGEN’s ActivEssentials packets. Not only do ActivEssentials supplements provide foundational micronutrition for a variety of functions, but they can also improve dietary nutrient intake and provide ongoing antioxidant support. If you think your everyday diet could use a boost, or if you’re experiencing significant lifestyle stress, try supplementing with ActivEssentials to see if you feel a positive influence on your overall wellbeing. Enhance Your Health & Wellness With Supplements From Jiva! Not only are vitamins and minerals essential to our health, but they also improve our wellbeing by allowing our bodies to function at an optimal level, fight off infection, and boost mental alertness and moods. Without health and wellness, we have nothing else, which is why everyone should make it a priority to drink plenty of water, eat a colorful diet, and also supplement our lifestyles with high-quality, professional vitamins and minerals from XYMOGEN. If you’re interested in starting your own supplement regime, book a free consultation at our office in Columbus or Dayton, Ohio. We’ll go over your unique health goals and help create a plan that will help enhance your quality of life from the inside out.